Wednesday, 22 September 2010

In the Garden

It's been a busy couple of weeks in our garden. We have up to 24 Goldfinch, with over half of them juveniles in and around the feeders, Blue, Great and Coal Tits, Robins, Starlings, House Sparrows, Collared Doves, Woodpigeons, Greenfinch, Magpies. A rare visit from a Chaffinch a couple of times too. The Dunnocks have been a bit scarce but the past couple of days we've had two or three around. The Blackbirds are starting to show up again in the trees, not quite venturing into the garden yet but it's nice to see and hear them around.

There have even been two new garden firsts, yesterday a Chiffchaff, which to be fair spent most of the time in the neighbours garden but I did get a few blurry shots through the window and it did make in to mine just! This morning we had a Great Spotted Woodpecker in our tree, it wasn't there long enough to grab the camera unfortunately. I have never seen a Woodpecker in our town in the 8 years i've lived here so to get one in the garden albeit briefly is fantastic. Fingers crossed something on our feeder will entice it back again.


  1. You certainly have lots going on there, Pam! Lovely photos, the first one of the sparrow is beautiful :)

    I am so envious of the Chiffchaff and the GSW neither of which have ever visited my garden and I doubt they ever will :( Very well done :)

  2. Thank you :-) I'd never seen either bird around here before so they were both a surprise to get in the garden. So far the GSW has not been back though.